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david_speirs

David Speirs πŸŒ‡ Adelaide adventurer πŸ„ Beach lover πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§Scottish-Australian 🌊 State MP for Bright (Hallett Cove to Somerton Pk) http://www.davidspeirs.com.au/
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The closure of the Repat ripped the heart out of public healthcare in southern Adelaide. The consequences of the Labor Party’s decision have been horrendous.  If elected in March 2018, the Liberal Party will REVIVE THE REPAT, re-opening its operating theatres to deliver orthopaedic, colonoscopy and urology procedures. We’ll also rezone the site to ensure it can only be used as a healthcare precinct in the future.  We want public healthcare in SA to be the best it can be! πŸ₯βœ…
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The closure of the repat ripped the heart out of public healthcare in southern adelaide. the consequences of the labor party’s decision have been horrendous. if elected in march 2018, the liberal party will revive the repat, re-opening its operating theatres to deliver orthopaedic, colonoscopy and urology procedures. we’ll also rezone the site to ensure it can only be used as a healthcare precinct in the future. we want public healthcare in sa to be the best it can be! πŸ₯βœ…
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Popped down to Myponga first thing yesterday to talk with local Liberal candidate, Andy Gilfillan, about opening up Myponga reservoir for recreation, a great initiative that I will drive forward if elected our state's Environment Minister next month.
4 106 9 hours ago
Popped down to myponga first thing yesterday to talk with local liberal candidate, andy gilfillan, about opening up myponga reservoir for recreation, a great initiative that i will drive forward if elected our state's environment minister next month.
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Safe, accessible parking and reduced congestion around our popular local schools is raised with me regularly when I’m out door knocking in Hallett Cove, Trott Park and Sheidow Park. I've been working alongside schools, governing councils and the @cityofmarion to look for solutions to these problems and I’m delighted to announce that if elected in March 2018, a Liberal Government will: βœ… develop a new kiss and drop zone at Woodend Primary School (not on Hughes Reserve) βœ… expand the existing kiss and drop zone at Hallett Cove School βœ… provide additional parking spaces at Sheidow Park Primary School βœ… work with schools and the council to encourage walking to school wherever possible.
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Safe, accessible parking and reduced congestion around our popular local schools is raised with me regularly when i’m out door knocking in hallett cove, trott park and sheidow park. i've been working alongside schools, governing councils and the @cityofmarion to look for solutions to these problems and i’m delighted to announce that if elected in march 2018, a liberal government will: βœ… develop a new kiss and drop zone at woodend primary school (not on hughes reserve) βœ… expand the existing kiss and drop zone at hallett cove school βœ… provide additional parking spaces at sheidow park primary school βœ… work with schools and the council to encourage walking to school wherever possible.
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The Candy Road/Lander Road/South Road intersection is a farce and I’m pleased to announce that a future Liberal Government will provide a much-needed fix for it, creating a fully functioning, four-way intersection. 
This upgrade will enable a right turn from Candy Road onto South Road and will allow people to head straight from Lander Road through to Candy Road. This intersection has been a frustration for far too long and it’s time to sort it out. 🚘
12 218 2 weeks ago
The candy road/lander road/south road intersection is a farce and i’m pleased to announce that a future liberal government will provide a much-needed fix for it, creating a fully functioning, four-way intersection. this upgrade will enable a right turn from candy road onto south road and will allow people to head straight from lander road through to candy road. this intersection has been a frustration for far too long and it’s time to sort it out. 🚘
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Surf life saving has been a great part of my life for years! In Parliament I co-convene the Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving and passionately represent three great clubs in my electorate! I'm stoked that if elected in March a Liberal Government will deliver an array of initiatives to support lifesavers including drones to assist patrols, $5,000 equipment grants for every surf club and an expanded Little Lifesavers and Surf babies program. 🌊 πŸ„ πŸŒ΄πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
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Surf life saving has been a great part of my life for years! in parliament i co-convene the parliamentary friends of surf life saving and passionately represent three great clubs in my electorate! i'm stoked that if elected in march a liberal government will deliver an array of initiatives to support lifesavers including drones to assist patrols, $5,000 equipment grants for every surf club and an expanded little lifesavers and surf babies program. 🌊 πŸ„ πŸŒ΄πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
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I'm hosting one of my regular listening posts at Hallett Cove Shopping Centre til 1.00 pm today. Please get along for a chat if you've got anything you'd like to talk about.
0 173 2 weeks ago
I'm hosting one of my regular listening posts at hallett cove shopping centre til 1.00 pm today. please get along for a chat if you've got anything you'd like to talk about.
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This has been a labour of love! Stoked to be able to announce that a Liberal Government will provide a grant of $2 million (to partner with $6 million allocated by @holdfastbay council) to undertake a major redevelopment of the rugby, football, lacrosse and cricket facilities at Brighton Sports precinct. It's been a long time in the coming but we're almost there!
2 181 2 weeks ago
This has been a labour of love! stoked to be able to announce that a liberal government will provide a grant of $2 million (to partner with $6 million allocated by @holdfastbay council) to undertake a major redevelopment of the rugby, football, lacrosse and cricket facilities at brighton sports precinct. it's been a long time in the coming but we're almost there!
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How things change! Here's Hallett Cove Beach pictured in the 1960s. The northern section of the beach was sandy and supported a thriving surf life saving club. I recently released a coast protection policy that will invest in research to pilot projects which aim of returning sand to the beach and retaining it there. Thanks to Richard Higgins for the photograph.
3 154 3 weeks ago
How things change! here's hallett cove beach pictured in the 1960s. the northern section of the beach was sandy and supported a thriving surf life saving club. i recently released a coast protection policy that will invest in research to pilot projects which aim of returning sand to the beach and retaining it there. thanks to richard higgins for the photograph.
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Teaming up with @corey_wingard_mp to announce that a Liberal Government will provide the funds to install flashing lights at the pedestrian crossing outside Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club. The club is one of only a handful in Australia with a road between the club building and the beach and these solar powered flashing lights (which can be turned on by the club when needed) will make the road that bit safer. πŸ„β€β™‚οΈ 🌊 πŸ™ŒπŸ»
2 177 3 weeks ago
Teaming up with @corey_wingard_mp to announce that a liberal government will provide the funds to install flashing lights at the pedestrian crossing outside brighton surf lifesaving club. the club is one of only a handful in australia with a road between the club building and the beach and these solar powered flashing lights (which can be turned on by the club when needed) will make the road that bit safer. πŸ„‍♂️ 🌊 πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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It's Brighton Jetty Classic Day, the biggest event in my electorate! Amazing job by Brighton Surf Life Saving Club putting on this incredible day. Good to be there with @corey_wingard_mp and to catch up with @sarahtinney and her group of merry Marilyns!
0 294 3 weeks ago
It's brighton jetty classic day, the biggest event in my electorate! amazing job by brighton surf life saving club putting on this incredible day. good to be there with @corey_wingard_mp and to catch up with @sarahtinney and her group of merry marilyns!
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LET'S RETURN SAND TO HALLETT COVE BEACH!  Did you know that Hallett Cove once had a thriving surf club and much sandier beach? As the state's Shadow Environment Minister, I recently launched a coast protection plan which includes a research fund to pilot projects to regain and retain sand on Adelaide's beaches, including Hallett Cove Beach. The plan includes: βœ… more funds for sand replenishment βœ… a research and development fund to discover new ways to retain sand on beaches like Hallett Cove Beach βœ… investment in seagrass meadow restoration (seagrass is the glue that holds our coast together) βœ… funds for a Gulf St Vincent wetland plan to stop pollutants entering our gulf βœ… three artificial reefs to create habitat and boost tourism opportunities. 🌊 πŸ„ 🐟 🐳 🐬
14 253 3 weeks ago
Let's return sand to hallett cove beach! did you know that hallett cove once had a thriving surf club and much sandier beach? as the state's shadow environment minister, i recently launched a coast protection plan which includes a research fund to pilot projects to regain and retain sand on adelaide's beaches, including hallett cove beach. the plan includes: βœ… more funds for sand replenishment βœ… a research and development fund to discover new ways to retain sand on beaches like hallett cove beach βœ… investment in seagrass meadow restoration (seagrass is the glue that holds our coast together) βœ… funds for a gulf st vincent wetland plan to stop pollutants entering our gulf βœ… three artificial reefs to create habitat and boost tourism opportunities. 🌊 πŸ„ 🐟 🐳 🐬
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In my job one of the most satisfying things is being able to support the clubs and organisations which are the glue which hold our community together. One of these is Cove Sports and Community Club, and yesterday I was able to announce that if elected in March, a Liberal Government will provide a grant of $75,000 to the club to undertake a much needed upgrade, which will transform its dated kitchen facilities. 
Thanks to all club members and in particular to Kylie and Paul for their advocacy and work on this project. 🏈 ⚽️ 🏏 🚲 πŸ€ πŸ™ŒπŸ»
2 164 3 weeks ago
In my job one of the most satisfying things is being able to support the clubs and organisations which are the glue which hold our community together. one of these is cove sports and community club, and yesterday i was able to announce that if elected in march, a liberal government will provide a grant of $75,000 to the club to undertake a much needed upgrade, which will transform its dated kitchen facilities. thanks to all club members and in particular to kylie and paul for their advocacy and work on this project. 🏈 ⚽️ 🏏 🚲 πŸ€ πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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From one extreme to the other, last week it was 40 degrees β˜€οΈ at the train station, this week it feels like it's about 10 ❄️
5 116 4 weeks ago
From one extreme to the other, last week it was 40 degrees β˜€οΈ at the train station, this week it feels like it's about 10 ❄️
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Marino Community Hall is a fantastic community facility which is lovingly cared for by a band of community volunteers. Today I pledged that a Liberal Government will provide a $50,000 grant to undertake much needed upgrades and install a battery to store power generated by its solar panels. Marino Hall has been a great venue in our community for more than 65-years! Long may it continue hosting events, clubs and classes!
2 135 4 weeks ago
Marino community hall is a fantastic community facility which is lovingly cared for by a band of community volunteers. today i pledged that a liberal government will provide a $50,000 grant to undertake much needed upgrades and install a battery to store power generated by its solar panels. marino hall has been a great venue in our community for more than 65-years! long may it continue hosting events, clubs and classes!
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Snapshot of last week! πŸ˜€ my doorknocking was interrupted a bit by hot weather, but with less than 50 days until the state election I'm out and about connecting with locals more than ever! πŸ˜‡
4 295 4 weeks ago
Snapshot of last week! πŸ˜€ my doorknocking was interrupted a bit by hot weather, but with less than 50 days until the state election i'm out and about connecting with locals more than ever! πŸ˜‡
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At bit of fun experiencing augmented reality (no politician jokes please πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) at the New Venture Institute today! Such an incredible place overflowing with new ideas and opportunities! We need more of these places in South Australia! @nviflinders @flindersuniversity @smurrayau
2 287 4 weeks ago
At bit of fun experiencing augmented reality (no politician jokes please πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) at the new venture institute today! such an incredible place overflowing with new ideas and opportunities! we need more of these places in south australia! @nviflinders @flindersuniversity @smurrayau
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Released in 2016, my plan to create Glenthorne National Park followed decades of inaction on this critical wildlife corridor which stretches from Happy Valley Reservoir to Hallett Cove beach. After almost 18-months of consultation with the community many ideas have been proposed including walking and cycling trails, nature play, a cafe, native wildlife centre and camping, and sailing, kayaking and fishing on Happy Valley Reservoir. This is the only plan supported by the volunteers who care for Glenthorne and which specifically rules out selling of tracts of this precious open space for housing. Find out more about our plan at: www.glenthorne.com.au 🐦 🐟 🌲 πŸƒ 🐨 🚡 ⛡️ πŸ›
13 314 4 weeks ago
Released in 2016, my plan to create glenthorne national park followed decades of inaction on this critical wildlife corridor which stretches from happy valley reservoir to hallett cove beach. after almost 18-months of consultation with the community many ideas have been proposed including walking and cycling trails, nature play, a cafe, native wildlife centre and camping, and sailing, kayaking and fishing on happy valley reservoir. this is the only plan supported by the volunteers who care for glenthorne and which specifically rules out selling of tracts of this precious open space for housing. find out more about our plan at: www.glenthorne.com.au 🐦 🐟 🌲 πŸƒ 🐨 🚡 ⛡️ πŸ›
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HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY! 
It’s hard to believe that ten years ago today I became an Australian citizen! Time flies when you’re having fun! πŸ˜ƒ 
Australia is one of the greatest countries in the world. Our people, our climate, our landscape, our national character, our sense of charity and service... it’s the best! I wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else. Take time today to feel glad and proud to live in this great nation! πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί πŸ‘πŸΌ 🐨 πŸ„
6 294 4 weeks ago
Happy australia day! it’s hard to believe that ten years ago today i became an australian citizen! time flies when you’re having fun! πŸ˜ƒ australia is one of the greatest countries in the world. our people, our climate, our landscape, our national character, our sense of charity and service... it’s the best! i wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else. take time today to feel glad and proud to live in this great nation! πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί πŸ‘πŸΌ 🐨 πŸ„
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Australia Day at Hallett Cove beach! Great brekky put on by the Lions Club and Rotary Club of Hallett Cove. We were expecting heat but it hasn't come in yet so we had beautiful conditions! πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
2 251 4 weeks ago
Australia day at hallett cove beach! great brekky put on by the lions club and rotary club of hallett cove. we were expecting heat but it hasn't come in yet so we had beautiful conditions! πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
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The closure of the Repat Hospital ripped the heart out of public healthcare in the southern suburbs. Since its closure, waiting times for elective surgery have blown out and hundreds of patients are waiting far too long for important operations. The Liberal Party has announced that if elected in the March election, we will REVIVE THE REPAT! We will swiftly move to use the high quality health facilities there for colonoscopies, urology and orthopaedics. If this means compulsorily acquiring the facilities (now that the Labor government has started to flog them off) we are willing to do this. The Repat is a critical component of our health system and it must be retained. πŸš‘
5 762 4 weeks ago
The closure of the repat hospital ripped the heart out of public healthcare in the southern suburbs. since its closure, waiting times for elective surgery have blown out and hundreds of patients are waiting far too long for important operations. the liberal party has announced that if elected in the march election, we will revive the repat! we will swiftly move to use the high quality health facilities there for colonoscopies, urology and orthopaedics. if this means compulsorily acquiring the facilities (now that the labor government has started to flog them off) we are willing to do this. the repat is a critical component of our health system and it must be retained. πŸš‘